Being new to the area, we were surprised to find out that there is a vast population of Hogs in our immediate area. It is actually quite common to see them crossing the road and finding the aftermath of their rooting almost everywhere. This directly influenced out decision to begin hunting and trapping. We plan to document our experiences and what we learn in a series of blog posts called How to Catch a Hog authored by The Beekeeper himself.
Hog Gates are unique because they allow you to build your trap to suit your needs. You can build it as large or as small as your need requires. This is particularly useful when you have large populations of hogs in your area, like we do. ( You can get more details about the specifications here )
The gate arrived pre-assembled with welded panel and clips with bolts and nuts holding the gate and frame together. It is light enough for one person to carry but solidly put together.
Being that we had never set up a Hog Gate before, our friends over at the Twisted Branch Farm came over to pitch in and share their Hog Catching Knowledge.
We also had a Easy Gate Kit in the garage that fit the bill. We used two 4x4x8s for posts, 2x4s for the door frame and some privacy fence repurposed as slats.
To bait the trap we used, a mixture of corn and Hog Wild Attractant.
Wish us luck, We will keep ya’ll posted.
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